Splendid Beats Music and Thoughts by Crispy / Leave Trace
Categories: Chill Room, Leave Trace

Memorial Day weekend, deep in Oregon’s Umpqua National Forest, I played an afternoon live set featuring an equal mix of my released and unreleased material. I was really happy with how this particular collection and flow of music turned out, so I’m excited to share it with all of you as well. Enjoy!

Categories: Chill Room, Videos

Yum, new Boards of Canada. Reach for the Dead from the Tomorrow’s Harvest album dropping on June 10, 2013. This track is available for purchase now at Bleep.

Also, there should be a cover/parody band called Bored of Canada. Just sayin’…

Categories: Chill Room, Cool Hunting

Check out TM404 (aka Andreas Tilliander) working the various Roland x0x units into a juicy ear massage. So good.

Categories: Music Production

I really like Four Tet‘s simple-yet-flexible approach to a live rig. For my last couple of live sets I’ve consolidated down from 8 to a 4-channel arrangement, and I’ve been enjoying the reduction of mental effort it takes to keep a set moving, while still maintaining some control over the fun bits to mess with live.

Categories: Chill Room, Leave Trace

I have 2 tracks — Quintessence and States of Decay (with Michael Maricle) — featured on this new, FREE, compilation from Invibe Music. The comp has music by Kalpataru Tree, Subaqueous, Michael Maricle, Guda, Babajaga, and more, and is loaded with beautiful midtempo vibes to spice up your Summer soundtrack. Enjoy!

Souls Emerge cover

Categories: Cool Hunting

Phutureprimitive - Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places Pt 1

Phutureprimitive fans rejoice! Here’s a new 5-track release to tickle you earbones with his trademark delicate balance of smooth-yet-nasty dubsteppy tunage, and a perfect dash of melody, arpeggios and vocals to keep things light. These tracks slide from your speaker cones like a comforting, silky sludge (the best kind!) and are sure to slay a festival dance floor near you this summer.

Preview it below and pick up your own copy at his Bandcamp page.

Categories: Videos

This melodysheep guy totally gets it. Two legendary comedians, Bill Hicks and George Carlin, offer their perspectives on life, through song.

Categories: Chill Room, Videos

Ah, here’s a cut from the new Benji Vaughan (aka Process and half of Younger Brother) album. It’ll be released in Spring 2013 on Twisted Records. I love the raw, analog, chunkiness of it, paired with its subtle psychedelic layers and evolving composition.

If you love this vibe as much as I do, then you should also check out his track on the recent Eclipse 2012 – Following the Eye of God compilation:

Categories: Cool Hunting, Music Production, Videos, Visual Art

I absolutely love this promo spot for Moog’s new Sub Phatty synthesizer, with music by Flying Lotus and animation by Adam Fuchs.

In honor of the new Moog Sub Phatty analog synthesizer Flying Lotus & Adult Swim veteran, Adam ‘Lilfuchs’ Fuchs collaborated on a short animation called Moog Sub Phatty: New Machine For Living. You can hear the new Sub Phatty analog synthesizer in Flying Lotus’s original score for the animation, called ‘Such a Square’. Thanks FlyLo, Thanks Adam. Love, Your friends at Moog.

Categories: Chill Room, Cool Hunting

Woah, this Argaman double-album is something else. It’s Mad Hatter, psycho-electro-orchestral-circus music at its best. Reminds me a lot of the first time I heard The Other Side disc from Infected Mushroom’s double-release “Converting Vegetarians“, with a requisite splash of Shpongle at their wackiest. It’s also reminiscent of the wonderful differentness found in Kettel & Secede’s recent “When Can” release.

If you’ve been looking for music that’s fun and unexpected, then this is for you. Purchase is available via Argaman’s Facebook shop.

Argaman - Living in a Bubble